We wanted to check in to let you know that Cheerleader is wrapping up a wild summer: a UK tour, a music video for perfect vision, beach visits to the Atlantic, and of course, Paul’s full recovery after an unfortunate bite from a wild German Shepard.
We were happy to be a part of Milkboy Philly’s 3rd year Anniversary Festival opening up for Kris Roe of The Atari’s. It was our second time playing the venue and one of our biggest local shows to date. Oh, and a big thanks to Taylor Kurst for making sure the guys in the band stayed hydrated during the set!
A couple of weeks ago, WXPN and John Vettese invited us to record a few songs for The Key session. The session will air Tuesday, September 2nd, at 9 p.m. EST on WXPN. People in Philadelphia and the surrounding region can listen at 88.5 FM; people anywhere else in the world can tune in at wx.pn/listen. Then on Wednesday morning, September 3rd, the session will go up for streaming and download on The Key, along with a photo gallery from the recording session.
As some of you have no doubt heard by now, we will be releasing our first official EP on October 7, which will contain 4 songs. We actually posted the first track yesterday, which is called “On Your Side.” It’s one of the songs that Joe and Chris wrote back in Connecticut and we then recorded together as a band out in LA. It’s one of my favorites and a ton of fun for me personally to play on keyboard. It reminds me a bit of The Rentals and has a super-positive vibe that I dig.
Here’s the full EP track list:
1. On Your Side
2. Perfect Vision
3. Future Stars
4. Tomorrow Always Knows
Also, be on the lookout for a music video…or two.
As for our transition into fall, we will be playing shows at the CMJ Festival as well as joining Knox Hamilton and Colony House for a tour this October! I know all of the guys in the band are excited for our first proper Cheerleader tour. Keep checking back on the page for all of the dates – we hope to see you out there!